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Visually world-class, dramatically second-rate: Don't Destroy Me, at the Arcola, reviewed

27 January 2024

9:00 AM

27 January 2024

9:00 AM

Don’t Destroy Me

Arcola Theatre, in rep until 3 February

Protest Song

Arcola Theatre


Finborough Theatre

Don’t Destroy Me is the rather breathless title of Michael Hastings’s first play which he wrote when he was just 18. The material draws on his adolescent years in a south London boarding house and the action opens with an elderly husband, Leo, and his unfaithful young wife, Shani, preparing for a visit from their handsome teenage son, Sammy.

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